When I was living in Singapore a while back I took this picture of the pool at my apartment. Notice how it is designed so that the water level is at the surrounding deck level. The water drains to grates (red arrow) which surround the pool. You can see that the reflections at the waterline come up to that grate. It was a really cool effect. I haven't seen a pool designed like this here.
Just wondering if you've seen this and have considered this type of construction.